I found the Liam Barn Light Bed online and knew it was perfect for our son's room (except for the price tag). After some research, I decided to use the Reclaimed Wood Headboard plan with some modifications. I increased the height to 72", like the inspiration bed. We used 1x6 Tongue and Groove boards for the middle panels instead of a mix of 1x4 and 1x6s. Then we cut holes and installed the barn light and dimmer switch. For the bed frame, I used just the frame from Mom's Fancy Farmhouse Bed, which I had used before HERE.
Building the headboard and frame was quick and only took a short afternoon. Finish took a lot longer since I used oil based paint. That only allowed me 1 coat per 24 hours, so it took several days. I wanted a durable surface for a kid's room though. I used the same paint to modify Ikea Hemnes Dressers and Nightstand to match, along with adding custom hardware. I love the way everything came together and our son loves it too!
Visit the link to my blog for more information and the modified material and cut lists. I have also posted the material and cuts lists for TWIN SIZE as well.
Ana White Admin
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 21:27
Simply Beautiful Build! Thank you for sharing!